Holy Cross, Great Ponton

We are part of the Colsterworth Group of Churches. Click here to view services across the group.

The Church of Holy Cross, Great Ponton, was built in the 13th century, and is an example of fine Gothic architecture. At the top of the tower, there is a distinctive gold weather vane. This is a copy of one donated by a 17th century musician, who played his fiddle for the Great Ponton villagers. The congregation maintain a commitment to the Book of Common Prayer, the foundation of Anglican worship, but are looking to introduce more modern liturgy at some services. 

From January 2023 Holy Cross became a "festival church". This means that there will only be occasional services at the church. These will include: Harvest Festival, Christmas Carols, and any Wedding, Christening and Funeral services requested by parishioners.

The Colsterworth Group is currently in vacancy.

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Rev'd Stephen Buckman

Rural Dean
01476 550884
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Holy Communion at St John the Baptist Colsterworth

for 1 hour
St John the Baptist, Colsterworth
High Street, Colsterworth Colsterworth Grantham, NG33 5NF, United Kingdom

A Holy Communion service with hymns, readings and a sermon with Rev’d Dr Anna Sorensen officiating followed by coffee, biscuits and chat


Most of the time at church we are like a big happy family. However even in very happy families people can have a bad day and even people we know and trust can upset us. We want to help everyone have good days all of the time. We try to make sure that people who have jobs in the church always behave well and in a way that is helpful to you. We never want anyone or anything in church to frighten you, confuse you or worry you. It is important that you tell us if something is upsetting you or if you are feeling worried about something that’s happening or something somebody is doing. We have specially trained people who you can talk to and who you can ask for help. These people are good at safeguarding. This means they look after everyone’s safety. Caring for people is a very important part of our Christian life.
The people who can help you are the parish priest or the parish safeguarding officer. Your Parish Priest and the sageguarding officer for your parish is listed below. If you wish to speak to someone outside the church you can contact the diocesan safeguarding team – their contact details are available here. There is also information there about other places from where you can get help or advice.
Safeguading Officer: Rev'd Jill Potts 01476 530361

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer